About SCRF

Real Food Nourishes

Philosophy

God made food to make us healthy, not sick. If our food is the source of disease and illness, then there's something wrong with our food.

Our ancestors ate freely from all food categories and didn't have the same struggles with heart disease, diabetes and cancer that we do today. These food-related illnesses are not caused by eating certain specific categories of food. They are caused by eating food that is laden with chemicals, is over-processed, and not produced correctly.

If we go back to eating food that's grown, raised, produced and prepared the way God meant for it to be, we can reduce our risk of food-related diseases. It's really just that simple.

To get nourishment from your food and be well, prepare your meals from scratch with simple ingredients. And as much as possible... Eat Real Food.

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Foundation

Andrew & Valerie Criswell own and operate SC Real Foods and LIGHT Farms. They previously owned and operated Pee Dee Christian Book & Supply, which served the region with Christian books and products for over 35 years and closed in 2017. The story of SC Real Foods is a testimony to the working power of God and his interest in our lives as well as the lives of everyone in our area where SC Real Foods serves.

From Val:

I was diagnosed with hypothyroid disease in 2009 after the birth of our fourth child. My internist told me that I would require a lifetime of medication to live with this autoimmune disease. But this quality of life was not compatible with the healing that I knew was mine to have through Jesus. So in an attempt to reconcile my faith, I inquired of the Lord, who told me that my healing was through obedience of the types of food I was eating.

So I bought a grain mill (the Lord had already planted this instruction in me) and I began preparing all of the family's baked goods from fresh-ground flour. I immediately began to feel better. Over the course of the next year, I slowly began replacing more and more of the processed foods in our diet with real food. And within a year, I was completely healed and was able to come off of the thyroid medication.

In the meantime, Andrew & I were making bulk purchases of real food products through our business - Pee Dee Christian Book & Supply. Others began to participate in these purchases and before anyone realized what was happening, SC Real Foods was born inside the Christian book store in 2011.

Today, SC Real Foods proudly serves REAL FOOD from its Whole Grain Bakery, Market Prepared Foods, Victors Real & Ready, as well as groceries including local meats, eggs and non-homogenized and raw milk.

In this way, the healing work that God did in the Criswell family can reverberate out into the entire Florence region with the availability and aggregation of Real Food for YOU. Praise God!

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